It feels rather obvious at this point that the widespread distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine is the only way in which our nation can return to any semblance of normalcy.
For months now we’ve evaluated every single other option that we can possibly utilize. We’ve tried social distancing, masks, and a large-scale shuttering of the sections of the economy that seemed the most precarious.
Still, the cases and the death tool rose to ungodly amounts, leaving the medical community no conclusion other than to suggest that a vaccine is our golden ticket out of this mess.
As a number of major pharmaceutical companies look poised to bring a vaccine to market in the coming weeks, Louisiana is getting ready to roll out whatever jab they can get their hands on.
A Covid-19 vaccine may be months from reaching millions of Americans. Getting all those shots into arms will be a monumental task. Shreveport, Louisiana, is getting ready now.
The city recently completed a test run, one of about a dozen across the state. Health officials there organized the community’s first-ever drive-thru flu shot clinic in the massive parking lot of the Louisiana state fairgrounds.
Drivers rolled down their windows and rolled up their sleeves as they pulled up to tents for the largest vaccination event the regional health department has ever hosted. Cheerful and fast-working nurses jabbed them with vaccines. Within about five minutes, people were on their way, exiting the parking lot while passing a row of food stands selling corn dogs, roasted nuts and lemonade.
The test run looks to cement the state’s hopefully-final act in this coronavirus saga.
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